Constitution Quiz

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Are you a grade school civics drop out or a Supreme Court Justice? Test your knowledge with our Constitution Quiz, in honor of Constitution Day!

  
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1.  Who is the head of the executive branch of government?
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2.  What Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of speech?
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3.  What are the first 10 Amendments often called?
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4.  What three primary branches of federal government did the Constitution create?
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5.  What right does Amendment 2 protect?
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6.  In what year was the Constitution created?
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7.  How many Amendments have been made to the Constitution?
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8.  According to the Constitution, who is the commander-in-chief of the US Navy?
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9.  How long is the term of a member of the House of Representatives?
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10.  Which Article of the Constitution created the Legislative branch?
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11.  Which Amendment abolished slavery?
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12.  Which Amendment states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”?
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13.  What document governed the United States before the Constitution was written?
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14.  In what city was the Constitutional Convention held?
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15.  At minimum, how old is the President required to be?
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16.  Who brokered the “Great Compromise” between James Madison’s and Edmund Randolph’s Virginia Plan and William Patterson’s New Jersey Plan?
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17.  How many “persons” was a slave counted as in the original Constitution?
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18.  What Amendment allows Congress to collect income taxes?
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19.  Which states were the first and last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution, respectively?
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20.  When was the last Amendment to the Constitution ratified?
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21.  According to the National Archives and Records Administration, how many words are in the Constitution?
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22.  Who actually engrossed the Constitution (wrote out the final form)?
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23.  In the debate leading up to ratification of the Constitution, James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton wrote a series of essays supporting the Constitution known as the “Federalist Papers.” What Latin pseudonym did they use to author the Papers?
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24.  Who was called the “Expounder of the Constitution”?
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25.  Which of these methods of electing the President was not considered by the Constitutional Convention?
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